Up Goer Five your abstract! (2/2) Show more
We look at our lines which are not straight and someone else's lines which are not straight and find out that ours are better because we use more of them. We try to guess what the small shaking things in space are and where the even smaller things inside them are. We talk about what we find out and what that means for how very small space things are made and what happens to them in space.
Up Goer Five your abstract! (1/2) Show more
A lot of pictures of coloured light from space that you can't see were taken with a very big space camera while it was still working, for a large number of big bright space things. This paper uses lines which are not straight to do the same thing as the bright light from very small shaking things in space which are made from even smaller things in different places.
A minor gripe about publication fragmentation Show more
Some journal papers are a bit like Ikea furniture. If you just pick one thing off the shelf, you don't quite get everything you need.
Especially with letters and other short, rapid publications, you'll find separate supplementary information documents. And I just wish they'd let people put all the necessary information into a single document, as appendices if need be, instead of imposing arbitrary page or word limits.
It just bugs me TBH.
Plasmonic photosynthesis using an ionic liquid? Very interesting...
Light-driven synthesis of C1–C3 hydrocarbons from CO2 and H2O into fuel.
Quiz Answers ⚛️ Show more
The correct answer, surprisingly, is the Top Quark!
Here are the rest masses of these particles, from highest to lowest, in MeV/c².
Top Quark 173210 MeV/c²
Higgs Boson 125180 MeV/c²
Xenon atom 122299 MeV/c²
Omega Meson 782 MeV/c²
Honestly, the fact that there are subatomic particles which are heavier than some large atoms still surprises me too.
I maaaaaay have chosen them partially based on how cool they sounded...
Honestly, I was surprised too!
Solar cell efficiency tables
Green et al (2018)
Molecular physicist working on artificial photosynthesis, and trying to figure out how to repair the atmosphere. 🌍
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